Our environmental sustainability Savvy Journey
What are carbon offsets?
Getting our pods from Savvy HQ to your doorstep unfortunately results in an emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere - this is what we refer to as leaving a carbon footprint. In order to mitigate this harmful output, there are steps we can take to neutralise our carbon impact. This compensation is what we refer to as a carbon offset.
Most people don't consider the environmental impact of their online shopping deliveries – just clickety-click and, like magic, it's on your doorstep. But the logistics involved generate a huge amount of CO2 - over 10% of global CO2e emissions are from transport and logistics.
Being carbon neutral means that your net release of CO2e into the atmosphere is zero. - Hoooray!
Basically, whatever CO2e you emit is cancelled out by a process known as 'offsetting' – that is, supporting projects that reduce emissions, like regenerating precious forest, replacing old equipment with more efficient technology, or even training communities in beekeeping!
Our new carbon-neutral deliveries mean that you can sip your coffee, guilt-free. In the past, guilt-free coffee for us has meant making a conscious decision to ensure all our coffee is sustainably sourced, produced and packaged. Now, we’ve taken it one step further, and with the help of Sendle, we’ve ensured absolute carbon neutrality for every one of our deliveries.
We have partnered with Sendle, Australia's first 100% carbon neutral delivery service, as we believe sending a parcel shouldn't cost the earth!
How do we offset?
Our shipping partner calculates the highest amount of carbon that could be generated by any given parcel send. This generates a carbon yield number. Using that number as a guide, we use each parcel contribution to fund sustainability projects via South Pole.
The awesome part
This partnership enables us to support genuinely world-changing initiatives aimed at preserving and regenerating natural ecosystems, whether it’s restoring endangered rainforest habitats or providing clean water access for communities in Africa. By doing so, we ensure that all deliveries have a net carbon footprint of zero. Actually zero!
What’s the plan for the future?
We acknowledge that this isn’t the finite answer to global carbon emissions; it’s just the beginning. This is a big step in Savvy's journey towards our goal of reducing our impact on the planet. We believe in a holistic approach to sustainability and hope to continue to announce new initiatives that make us as environmentally conscious as we can be.
And perhaps most importantly, this is a crucial step in the right direction to make worldwide sustainable business practices an expectation, not an exception.